164 episodes

Dedicated to documenting humanity by gathering stories & sounds from the most remote locations around the world. The goal for the show is to take you, the listener, back to mankind's earliest form of entertainment: story telling. Therefore, every week features an interview with an adventurer in their natural habitat in order to provide an audible journey packed with adventure (and conservation) information & inspiration. Everyone has a story & different perspective, we aim to share the stories from the world’s diverse cultures & unknown lands.
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The Trail Less Traveled Mandela Leola van Eeden

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

Dedicated to documenting humanity by gathering stories & sounds from the most remote locations around the world. The goal for the show is to take you, the listener, back to mankind's earliest form of entertainment: story telling. Therefore, every week features an interview with an adventurer in their natural habitat in order to provide an audible journey packed with adventure (and conservation) information & inspiration. Everyone has a story & different perspective, we aim to share the stories from the world’s diverse cultures & unknown lands.
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    Fynbos Biodiversity + Conservation

    Fynbos Biodiversity + Conservation

    This episode was recorded on an extremely remote private nature reserve at the most southern point of Africa where Mandela grew up and spent much of her childhood. In this episode we speak with Mandela's cousin, Amy Mocke, a school teacher and professional poisonous snake expert and handler. Amy sometimes helps people move cobras and other extremely dangerous snakes when they are in gardens, houses, barns and garages. Amy is also an animal rights activist and caretaker for many species of animals who deserve a second chance. In this episode, Amy speaks about the ecology and human history of South Africa with a focus on snakes, sharks, whales and other vital species who live in the land, sea and sky.
    Follow the adventures and interviews in real time at TrailLessTraveled.net and be sure to check out our visual series on YouTube!!!
    The radio version of the show includes copyright music and premieres Sunday nights at 6 MST. You can live online at Trail1033.com & locally (Missoula) on the Trail 103.3 FM
    This episode was recorded on location in collaboration with Xplorer Maps.
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    • 49 min
    Tlingit Culture, Conservation and Connection with Place in Alaska

    Tlingit Culture, Conservation and Connection with Place in Alaska

    Louise Brady (X'asheech Tláa) is a Tlingit woman who is a member of the Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska. She is active in cultural preservation, tribal government, and drug and alcohol education and treatment programs. She has worked as a culture and education specialist for the National Park Service and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, has served on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council, and participates in Tlingit history and culture events, including honoring the ancestors at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska, remembering the 1804 battle between the Russians and the Sitka Kiks.ádi, and she's worked to preserve Sitka's herring fishery and Native fishing traditions. As a member of the Sitka Kiks.ádi clan, Louise has strong ties to Sitka and to the site of Sitka National Historical Park.
    SONG CREDIT -- "All My Relations" Ulali
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    • 58 min
    Biomimicry Institute + Women's Voices of the Earth

    Biomimicry Institute + Women's Voices of the Earth

    This episode was recorded in Missoula! It features an interview with Bryony Schwan, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute and founder of Women's Voices of the Earth. Bryony is a lifetime social change activist who has lived in Montana since 1986.
    Bryony was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the United States in 1981. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Natal in South Africa and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. As an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana, she taught multiple semester-long courses on topics such as community organizing, women’s leadership, and social change. Bryony has worked for more than 30 years in the environmental movement, including 8 years as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute and 12 years as the founder and Executive Director of Women's Voices of the Earth. She has received several awards for her work including Montana’s Jeannette Rankin Peacemaker of the Year Award.
    Mandela and Bryony met 15+ years ago while guiding whitewater together on the Main Salmon River. 
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    • 45 min
    Cultural Lore of the Gubbi Gubbi with Aunty Hope O'Chin

    Cultural Lore of the Gubbi Gubbi with Aunty Hope O'Chin

    The interview was recorded on the land of the Gubbi Gubbi tribe in eastern Australia. We are invited into the home of a female elder by the name of Dr. Aunty Hope O'Chin. We will take a cultural, historical and musical look at some of the 250 unique groups of Indigenous Aboriginal Australians. She also explains how to coexist, respect and heal communities and the planet. Aunt Hope was kind enough to share her family's tragic history inside government camps and her peoples fight for human rights. This is a great interview and excellent anthropological documentation.
    Follow the adventures and interviews in real time at TrailLessTraveled.net and be sure to check out our visual series on YouTube!!!
    The radio version of the show includes copyright music and premieres Sunday nights at 6 MST. You can live online at Trail1033.com & locally (Missoula) on the Trail 103.3 FM
    This episode was recorded on location in collaboration with Xplorer Maps. We want to extend boatloads of gratitude to Xplorer Maps for their generous support of this podcast and international outreach programs paired with conservation projects. Learn more at XplorerMaps.com and be sure to follow the adventures of their story maps on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
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    • 47 min
    Nomadic Life in the Sahara Desert

    Nomadic Life in the Sahara Desert

    Recorded on location in a nomad camp in the Sahara Desert on the border between Algeria and Morocco.
    This interview features an in depth look at nomadic life in the largest desert on earth. Featuring men from Arabic, Bedouin, Berber & Tuareg tribes who were born and raised in a nomadic family utilizing camels and constant movement as a way of life. From the games they would play as children while herding goats to the staple items one must have in order to survive, including camel milk, dates, salted meat, wells, celestial navigation, turbans and family. Learn why being a nomad teaches you patience and hospitality. Learn why stress doesn't exist in a nomad's life. This interview will take you into a carpeted tent under some of the tallest sand-dunes in the world during a full moon while the sand-storms blow to the West. 
    The Sahara Desert, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, 'the Great Desert’. Covers an area of 3,600,000 sq miles, the Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world comparable to the area of China & the US. The name 'Sahara' is derived from a dialectal Arabic word, ṣaḥra, meaning “desert". For hundreds of thousands of years, the Sahara has alternated between desert & savanna grassland in a 41,000 year cycle caused by the precession of the Earth's axis as it rotates around the Sun, which changes the location of the North African Monsoon. The area is next expected to become green in about 15,000 years. Learn more and support their work by visiting https://cnha.org
    Follow the adventures and interviews in real time at TrailLessTraveled.net and be sure to check out our visual series on YouTube!!!
    The radio version of the show includes copyright music and premieres Sunday nights at 6 MST. You can live online at Trail1033.com & locally (Missoula) on the Trail 103.3 FM
    This episode was recorded on location in collaboration with Xplorer Maps. We want to extend boatloads of gratitude to Xplorer Maps for their generous support of this podcast and international outreach programs paired with conservation projects. Learn more at XplorerMaps.com and be sure to follow the adventures of their story maps on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
    #travel #podcast #travelpodcast #adventure #adventurepodcast #adventureradio #thetraillesstraveled #xplore #xplorermaps #connectingpeopleandplace #conservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #publiclands #storytelling #inspiration #outreach #stewardship #bethechange #giveback #travelmedia #mandelavaneeden #traillesstraveled #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #Morocco #sahara #saharadesert #africa #northafrica #nomad #nomadic #Arabic #Bedouin #Berber #Tuareg #moroccotravel
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    • 55 min
    Salmon and Steelhead Recovery

    Salmon and Steelhead Recovery

    This interview was recorded during a salmon and steelhead recovery expedition on the Main Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return. 
    This show features an interview with the critically acclaimed author, David James Duncan, as well as Lindwood Laughy, Bill Chetwood and Diana Yupe.
    David James Duncan is an American novelist and essayist, best known for his two bestselling novels, The River Why and The Brothers K. Both novels received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers award; The Brothers K was a New York Times Notable Book in 1992 and won a Best Books Award from the American Library Association. David lives with his family in Missoula.
    Linwood Laughy, known as "Lin" to the thousands of heritage travelers he has guided along the Lewis & Clark Trail in Idaho's Nez Perce Country. Linwood Laughy writes with an intellectual mind and a blue-collar heart. His new novel, The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale, reflects both his Harvard education and his working class background, along with extensive knowledge of his subject matter and a writing style described by reviewers as exquisite, passionate and poetic. 
    Following a professional career in Alaska, Lin returned to his favorite haunts in north central Idaho where he lives a rural life near the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. He frequently travels, both physically and spiritually, the trails and towns of which he writes.
    Bill Chetwood of Lewiston, Idaho began fishing for steelhead in the Clearwater, Selway and Lochsa Rivers in 1946. Now in his 90's, Bill continues to support the breaching of the lower Snake River dams in frequent letters-to-the-editor of the Lewiston Morning Tribune and conversations with Lewiston residents.
    Diana Yupe was a Shonshone-Bannock elder and ranger based at Indian Creek campground and wilderness runway on the Middlefork of the Salmon River. She will be fondly remembered and missed by all those who listened to her stories on the edge of the Middlefork Salmon.
    Follow the adventures and interviews in real time at TrailLessTraveled.net and be sure to check out our visual series on YouTube!!!
    The radio version of the show includes copyright music and premieres Sunday nights at 6 MST. You can live online at Trail1033.com & locally (Missoula) on the Trail 103.3 FM
    This episode was recorded on location in collaboration with Xplorer Maps. We want to extend boatloads of gratitude to Xplorer Maps for their generous support of this podcast and international outreach programs paired with conservation projects. Learn more at XplorerMaps.com and be sure to follow the adventures of their story maps on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

joblow999 ,

Simply Brilliant 🥰

All of these podcasts and videos are a pleasure to watch and listen. I find out many amazing stories about our planet, cultures, and policies around the world. Mandy is incredibly talented and passionate about what she is doing. Since I can no longer venture into remote places like she does, I can love vicariously through her. I feel that I’m living what she lives with her very brilliant narratives.

I’ve often thought that she’s Alister Cooke reincarnated! Love her!! 🥰
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Fantastic Zambia Shows

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Stories of real life.

The interviews you will hear on the trail less traveled Will bring you into the lives of some amazing awesome adventurers .

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